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Pediatric Dental Care

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Creating Healthier Smiles through Comfort and Care

At SIHF Healthcare, our dental team provides the highest quality of oral healthcare for your family. We complement our team of experts with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology to minimize any pain and maximize your comfort while in the dentist chair. For our dentists, care is more than simply fixing a dental problem. We take the time at every visit to educate patients on the importance of preventative care at home, teaching good nutrition and proper oral hygiene practices.

We accept Medicaid and AllKids, making us one of the few health centers in Southern Illinois who treat kids who are too often denied the dental care they need.

Our dental care services include:

  • Examinations and assessments
  • Cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Restorative care, including fillings and crowns
  • Extractions
  • Sedation, including nitrous
  • Special Needs Dentistry, a collaboration between the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU/SDM), SIHF Healthcare and Touchette Regional Hospital, provides an affordable dental care option for children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD, genetic syndromes or other disorders. For more information, call our Special Needs Patient Advocate at 618.332.2740, ext. 109. 

Please note - many SIHF Healthcare centers only serve patients between the ages of 2 and 21. Prior to scheduling an appointment, contact your individual health center regarding their patient guidelines.

What You Can Expect at Your First Dental Visit

At your first appointment, please bring:

  • Your insurance card
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • Dental records from your previous dentist

To download a record transfer request, please click here.

Once your child is checked in, you’ll be called to the clinical area for the visit. Here, our dental assistants will take x-rays, clean your teeth and apply a fluoride treatment. After the dental assistant is done, your dentist will do a full examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. Finally, your dentist will go over your plan of care. He or she will let you know if additional dental work is needed, such as fillings or caps, and will discuss your next steps.

Find the nearest SIHF Healthcare pediatric dental location to schedule an appointment today:

  • Belleville: 7210 West Main - 618.213.7970
  • Centreville: 6000 Bond Avenue - 618.332.2740
  • Charleston: 626 West Lincoln Avenue - 217.345.7702
  • Collinsville: 1215 Vandalia Avenue - 618.343.6015
  • E. Alton: #2 Terminal Drive, Suite 8 - 618.258.8460
  • Effingham: 900 West Temple, Suite 208 - 217.342.0211
  • Granite City: 2166 Madison Avenue - 618.877.4488
  • Olney: 1200 North East Street - 618.392.3066
  • Salem: 1275 Hawthorne Road - 618.548.4545